Mt. Rainier Park and the Grand Park hike is always a great one and going the backway is much shorter than if you started at the Sunrise area. Thanks to Dennis Long for the photos.
|View from Grand Park @ Dennis Long|
|On the way up is Lake Eleanor @ Dennis Long|
|Bog Gentian end of summer flower @ Dennis Long|
|Zoomed in view of Fremont Lookout @ Dennis Long|
|Always time to relax in the meadow @ Dennis Long|
Trail stats: 8.5 miles roundtrip (towards the end of the meadow) and about 1500 foot elevation gain.
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